Supporting the Library


Financial Support

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Milan Public Library!  There are a number of ways in which you can support the library through financial donations, which are described below. 

Endowment Funds

The Library benefits from the income from four Endowment Funds. As with any endowed fund, the available monies are only those generated by the income on the fund's principle investment each year, which can vary considerably.


  • Carol A. Mohr/Margaret Walls Memorial Fund (supports  equipment, furnishings, books and other items in support of children and youth services).
  • Mildred N. Sheehan Fund (supports the acquisitions of books and videos).
  • Millard and Marie Phillips Fund (supports program development, Genealogy/Local History resources, and expansion of technological tools for staff and community).
  • General Purpose Enrichment Fund (supports general improvement of the library's furnishings and equipment for public use).

Designated Donations

Do you have a special interest that you'd like to support?  Designated donations may be made to support specific areas, such as programming for children and/or adults, specific collections (music, large print, nonfiction, video, etc.).  

General Fund Donations

Donations specified by the donor as for the general fund are intended to be used to support services, collections, or building needs that the library has identified as a priority. 

Adopt a Magazine

The Library subscribes to a variety of magazines for all ages.  You can help the library stretch its budget by 'adopting' a magazine for a year for $28 (average subscription cost). Magazines may be sponsored in honor or memory of an individual.  

More Info?

For more information on any of these funds/donation options, please contact Susan Wess, Library Director, at or 734-439-1240.  Thank you!